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Three Movies. [Jul. 18th, 2004|12:15 am]
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Of the three, I've watched #2 and #3 before this.

#1 Euro Trip . . . I expected more from the people "who created Road Trip and Old School" . . .

#2 South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut . . . Trey Parker, Matt Stone. Ah, how they make me smile.

#3 Brazil . . . Terry Gilliam . . . it gets better every time.

The Favorite Rogue.


We're all in this together.


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[User Picture]From: kerrykate
2004-07-18 12:37 am (UTC)
I always forget de niro in Brazil
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-18 01:00 am (UTC)
Hahaha, yeah, he's a peach.

This film actually does well with information overload . . . the treatment is fantastic . . . very rarely, I like a film with a negative ending . . . this one, I just looooove.
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[User Picture]From: sm0t
2004-07-18 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'd have to agree with every one of those comments.

Euro Trip: Just not funny
South Park: Watched it again the other day. Laughed my ass off... again
Brazil: DeNiro as a renegade plumber. It doesn't get any better.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-19 01:31 pm (UTC)
Riddle me this:

Your sentence, "I'd have to agree with every one of those comments," suddenly threw an error into my personal operating system, Chris Brain 2000.

What I think this is . . . the sentence seems subjunctive.

What I know after reading this:

http://www.languagehat.com/archives/000753.php

Apparently, the subjunctive seems to have disappeared as a verb tense in the English language.

This may actually explain why I was never able to fully grasp French in high school, outside of the fact that they should have been speaking and cramming languages down my throat until my early teenage years (learned it too late).

What baffles my Chris Brain 2000 . . .

I knew this many years ago . . .

"I'd have to agree" . . . the root of the baffle.

ERROR ERROR ERROR

Okay, it doesn't seem to be undone into . . . "I had have to agree."

It seems like it would be "I would have to agree."

After all, you wouldn't have been forced to agree in the past with me, unless I was somehow forcing you to agree.

If you would have to agree with me, there must be a because. This is what my feeble brain matrix returns from an analysis.

If you do agree with me, I think would is what troubles the neurons.

If the 'because' is the following three examples of Euro Trip, South Park, and Brazil . . . then I understand.

So, if you agree, then you would agree because of something causing you to agree . . .

1) We think alike on this subject, and in that case, you lend your agreement on the condition of specifically the opinion of those three films
2) Theoretically, I'm holding a gun to your head, so you must agree
3) The Chris Brain 2000 officially needs a reboot


Hmmmmm . . .

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[User Picture]From: nostalgic_woe
2004-07-23 02:53 am (UTC)
"Euro Trip" had its laughs...esp. Matt Damon being in it! Now that was stupid! But the song was catchy! "South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut" is a true classic! Matt and Trey are soooo fucking hilarious and intelligent that its funny how the American people can't even see that they're being made fun of! Plus the songs are catchy! "Brazil" is such an amazing movie! One of Gilliam's best! How come he seems like such an overlooked and under-rated director when he is one of the best! Oh...i finally watched "12 Monkeys" and loved it...so add that one as a Gilliam great! "Fear and Loathing in LV" still reigns supreme in my heart!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-23 06:33 pm (UTC)
Why Gilliam holds the fate of the lesser-known director . . .

Despite his quality, you don't see his name pasted all over films he does. Think of Tarantino and the Coens, especially M. Night Shyamalan . . . you cannot escape the knowledge that it is most definitely one of their films.

Gilliam has his name on his projects, but he doesn't play ball with Hollywood executives like the other guys do.

That's what will keep him obscure . . .

As for Parker and Stone, the TV show "That's My Bush" . . . now that was genius. "Honeymooners" meets the White House . . . standard sitcom, with an actor that kind of looked a lot like our President. I had watched the scant few episodes before it was cut . . . amazing stuff, right in my speed of TV-watching.

Stone and Parker are amazing . . . I think their principle of "make fun of everything, or make fun of nothing" is a pretty smart move because if they hold back anything . . . it would destroy the power of their truly great comedic moments.

What do you think . . . The Bourne Supremacy . . . dud, or hit? I kind of liked the first installment, but I was surprised to find out about the sequel.

On that note, I think it's really tough to write continuations when the first story is closed well . . . think Alien to Aliens.

So often, sequels from films without cliff-hangers don't cut it at the 2nd turn.
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[User Picture]From: nostalgic_woe
2004-07-24 12:47 am (UTC)
I never got the chance to see "That's My Bush"! I remember it when it came out but never caught an episode...I wish i did!

Very true of Gilliam by the way...that's what makes him a better director in a sense.

Are you ecited about "The Villiage"...wut are your thoughts on that?

"The Bourne Supremacy" i heard was good (better than "i-robot"...god)
but i dunno about it cuz i havent seen "Bourne Identity" so i'm not sure about that one! Usually films w/o cliff hangers that spawn a sequel turn out soooo bad!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-24 02:15 pm (UTC)
The Bourne Identity is your standard Bond-like thriller, with less of the Pussy Galore, more of the "I'm a bad ass but I don't realize it" tip.

It's actually a rather interesting story because Damon's Bourne never really acts like he knows he's a bad ass. Part of the problem is that he was nearly killed on an earlier mission, and part of it is a mystery to figure out what's happening.

I assume that his Jason Bourne knows what's going on this time with himself . . . part of the mystery with that respect will not be there. We'll see how it goes, I suppose.

I'm half-excited about The Village because I love suspense, but I really didn't like Signs that much. It had good moments, and it had moments that were forgettable, and because of Signs, I really don't know what to expect from The Village.

If Rotten Tomatoes cumulative turns out very low, I'll avoid it like an Anthrax letter.

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